National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Ovidia Lim-Rajaram

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Ovidia Lim-Rajaram
Chief Communications Officer

Ovidia oversees institutional communications at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her remit includes reputation management, strategic communications, branding and marketing communications, digital communications, special events and protocol, issues management as well as crisis communications. She is also the press secretary to the university president, and university spokesperson. In her earlier life, Ovidia was an award-winning newspaper reporter, broadcast journalist, and a media studies lecturer. She graduated from National University of Singapore in political science and history, and holds an MA in International Communication from Macquarie University.

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university centred in Asia, founded in 1905 through the donation of $87,000 raised by the local community and with an initial enrolment of 23 students. Today, they are Singapore’s flagship university consistently ranked first in Asia and among the leading universities in the world.

The National University of Singapore has 3 campuses; Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. With 13 undergraduate schools, 4 graduate schools and 30 university-level research institutes and centres, the university is renowned for its pioneering new models of innovation.

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Founded by the community
for the community

The National University of Singapore has built a global network of partner institutes in education and research, with collaboration promoting an exchange of ideas that can lead to high levels of research and groundbreaking innovation.

The university has 13 partnerships, 31 partners and 4 network associations globally.

The National University of Singapore Overseas College programme, which allows participating students to experience international and entrepreneurial exposure, has nine locations including Beijing, Israel, Lausanne, Munich, New York, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Stockholm.

Strategic Thrusts

P romote the NUS brand name internationally

R aise the global awareness of NUS students and staff

I dentify partnerships for a transformative global experience

D evelop international programmes for our students, staff and partners with the support of NUS Faculties/Schools and Departments

E ngage NUS faculty and staff to enhance processes and services that facilitate international activities on NUS’ campuses

Mission and vision

  • VISION: a leading global university shaping the future
  • MISSION: to educate, inspire and transform
  • VALUES: innovation, resilience excellence, respect, integrity

An integrated approach that brings together researchers from diverse fields


Research Funding Awarded


University-level Research Institutes and Centres

Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, the National University of Singapore is internationally respected for its high-quality research in science, technology and the humanities – and, increasingly, at the interfaces between the areas.

The National University of Singapore published 8,341 papers in international journals during 2015, 814 projects were launched, and 687 projects completed.

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The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage. Members benefit from events and study tours, training, monthly media monitoring, and unique reputation research to provide institutional advantage.

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